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With everything we are exposed to these days, it is so important to keep health and wellness a top priority. It can be difficult to know where to start when keeping a healthy home and family. These articles will help guide you to thrive when it comes to your level of health and wellness.

Food & Recipes Health & Wellness

Zucchini Brownie Recipe: Healthy & Antioxidant Rich

March 10, 2020

I love to create healthier versions of recipes and treats. Having children, I want them to enjoy delicious foods but with ingredients that are nourishing to the body without compromising the taste. I had heard that using shredded zucchini in baking was amazing for creating chewy treats so I played around with this recipe to make it healthy, delicious and simple. Trust me on this one, only 8 simple ingredients and It’s GOOD!

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Food & Recipes Health & Wellness

Healthy + Vegetable Packed Carrot Cake Muffins (Vegan Option)

February 20, 2020

Muffins are an amazing way to get nutrient dense foods in one big swoop. I love getting new muffin recipes..the best thing about muffins is that you can pack a ton of healthy and nourishing ingredients in them. Even the pickiest of eaters are more likely to eat a muffin that’s filled with foods they wouldn’t normally eat separated. I have home made muffins on hand almost every week for my entire family to grab on the go. They make for the easiest breakfast during busy school mornings and they are a food that is well loved by my Baby. He gobbles them up! I like to play around with recipes and this is a mix of a few of my own recipes and one that my friend gave to me recently. It’s a spin on carrot cake, my absolute favourite.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

 

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Green Beauty Health & Wellness

What are Ceramides? Skincare Benefits of Ceramides and Why you Should Add them to your Routine

February 14, 2020

Ceramides have been shown to have a drastic effect on the health and vitality of ones skin. Recent studies have shown dramatic results from topical application of Ceramides which are found naturally in the skin. Ceramides deplete naturally over time, causing a string of symptoms and effects to the skin. To better understand ceramides and their role in skin health, I’ve put together this article. I will address what ceramides are, the symptoms of ceramide depletion, it’s role in aging and inflammatory skin diseases, and my favourite ceramide rich skincare products.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

 

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Green Beauty Health & Wellness

Do you have Sensitive Skin? You may need to avoid fragrance in skincare

February 11, 2020

Did you know that a number of people cannot tolerate fragrances (even natural ones) in their skincare? And that they are commonly used in skincare products? If your skin fits into a certain subtype, you might be doing more harm than good when it comes to the products you choose. Whip synthetic fragrance is generally a no no, this post is not meant to vilify natural scents such as essential oils (as they are an incredible medicinal addition to any holistic lifestyle), but as with anything, they aren’t always tolerated across the board. There are many reasons why someone may choose to avoid essential oils in their skincare routine. This post will highlight skin types that don’t tolerate EO’s as well and common reactions/signs to know if you might be one of those people. I’m also going to share one of my favourite skincare lines that avoid activating ingredients for those with ultra sensitive and sensitized skin. They work to target specific skincare needs with impeccably sourced carrier oils from all over the world.

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Baby & Motherhood Health & Wellness

How to Heal Bumps + Bruises naturally with Vanilla Extract

December 5, 2019

A bruise (or contusion- a hematoma of tissue) is a discolouration of the skin caused by damage or trauma which generally follows a fall or accident. Bruises are most commonly caused by broken capillaries/localized bleeding below the skins surface. Bruises that are visible due to discolouration are generally just below the skins surface. Though some bruises do result lower and aren’t visible, they are less common. Once a bruise is formed, your body will begin healing and resolve the wound via the immune system. But there are non-invasive and natural ways to help speed and support this recovery.

** This post is not designed to be medical advice. Always consult your medical provider regarding health and treatment options. **

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Baby & Motherhood Green Beauty Health & Wellness

Black Friday Holistic Wellness + Green Beauty Deals 2019

November 28, 2019

Its that time of year again! Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Holiday sales are usually when I re-stock my shelves with some of my most tried and true favourites. It’s also a great time to shop for gifts for family and friends. That being said, with all the buzz and excitement surroundingS these days of savings, remember to be mindful of consumption. I tend to use this time to really think about what my all time favourite green beauty and wellness products are and what I really need and will use. Don’t go broke over a good sale, but instead be mindful of what you truly love to keep on your shelves.

That being said, I have made a list of some of my favourite green beauty and wellness shops who are taking part in the Holiday sales. I’ve included some of my favourite products from each for inspiration. I am always available to answer questions, simply comment on the post below, send me an email or Direct Message.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

 

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Health & Wellness

Health Benefits of Magnesium: Signs & Symptoms of Deficiency + How to Supplement for optimal well being

October 9, 2019

The majority of the population is deficient in magnesium, an essential mineral which contributes to the functions of over 300 biochemical responses in the human body. It is touted as being one of the minerals that we desperately need to incorporate as it helps relieve a multitude of symptoms of various conditions for those who are deficient. Magnesium is a mineral that I promote strongly in my household. It’s a mineral that often goes missed in many holistic medicine cabinets. There are a multitude of ways to supplement magnesium and so, I’ve put together a guide on Magnesium and why it can be so important for us to ensure we get the right amount.

* This post is not meant as medical advice. Please advise your primary health care provider to discuss any and all medical choices *

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Gift Guides & Sales Green Beauty Health & Wellness

2018 Holistic Holiday Gift Guide for Men

November 17, 2018

I have been testing all the holistic lotions and potions on my Husband for years now. He’s been a real sport! He listens to me talk about holistic living and has always been really supportive of my choices, and of integrating my holistic ways into our lifestyle. There are some products that he has permanently added into his daily routine and I’m going to share some of my favourite choices for men when it comes to green hygiene and wellness products. Lets be honest, I tested these products too and tend to steal them from him when I run out of my own! These are great options to throw in a stocking or as a bundled gift for someone you love. Happy Holiday Gift Giving!

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

 

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Food & Recipes Health & Wellness

How to make your own Organic Elderberry Syrup

October 1, 2018

 

The Fall and Winter months bring with them perfect Autumn weather followed by the Traditional Holiday Season that warms everyone’s soul. It also brings with it an abundance of Viral Infections such as the Common Cold, Influenza A and B, and many bacterial conditions secondary to their viral counterparts (ie. pneumonia or ear infection). There are a multitude of reasons why cold and flu season occurs every year at the same time, the most undeniable reason being the dramatic reduction of natural Vitamin D due to lack of exposure from the sun. We are also at higher risk being indoors and in closer contact and proximity of others which promotes the spreading of germs. There are also suggestions that cold either preserves germs more effectively on surfaces, as well as reduces our body’s ability to fight off infection. Regardless of the source, we all know the cold and flu season all too well. Viral infections are inevitable a few times a year, but we try to support the body to ensure they pass successfully. One of my favorite seasonal wellness tools is organic elderberry syrup. This syrup can markedly reduce the duration of infection.

* Disclosure: I am not a certified medical professional in the area of physical health care and suggest you discuss any and all treatment options with your own health care provider. My blog posts are meant to provide information and ideas so that you may gather information and continue your own personal research *

 

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Baby & Motherhood Health & Wellness

Natural Methods to Relieve Nausea during Pregnancy: My experience supported by evidence based studies

September 9, 2018

This is my second time around the block when it comes to pregnancy and BOTH my babies have come with incredible nausea lasting longer than the typical 12 week window. This time around was more intense, possibly due to the fact that I already have a very energetic tiny human to look after 24/7.. but the nausea hit me hard as it was around the clock.. all day, everyday, for 4.5 months. My last pregnancy I had moments in the day where the nausea would subside and while it lasted well into my 5th month, the breaks in the day where I felt normal again made it a little easier. The nausea has mostly subsided at this time in my pregnancy but I do experience days here and there up until delivery with the same pesky side effect. Any woman who has experienced this unpleasant bout of sickness knows how badly it can affect your day to day. It also leaves you feeling defeated and many times during my current pregnancy I felt it was impeding on my ability to keep up with caring for my three year old. Luckily, my little one was old enough to understand why Mom couldn’t walk to the park on certain days, or why I had to lay down while she played alongside me for the afternoon. Needless to say, I needed some relief. Between the two pregnancies I have found a small handful of remedies that worked for me. I was also able to back these up with studies which I’ve linked to below. If you’re struggling with nausea during your pregnancy, hopefully some of these tips will help you take the edge off.

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